German POW’s utilized for farm-labor and flood protection work during WWII.

The following are several news clips relating to the use of German prisoner’s of war that indicates their almost certain presence on Richland Parish farms during World War II. Senator Overton, of Louisiana, was a huge proponent of this effort. Any prisoners who were utilized very likely based from the the Tallulah campsite that is referenced below.

Richland Farmers considering POW Farm Labor
Discussion of POW labor use for town labor in Rayville

Richland Farmers considering POW Farm Labor Sat, Aug 21, 1943 – 4 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com


500 German Prisoners Moved to Old Fair Grounds at Tallulah

500 German Prisoners Moved to Old Fair Grounds at Tallulah Fri, Dec 10, 1943 – 1 · Tensas Gazette (Saint Joseph, Tensas, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com


German Prisoners Chopping Cotton in East Carroll Parish

German Prisoners Chopping Cotton in East Carroll Parish Sat, May 27, 1944 – 1 · The Assumption Pioneer (Napoleonville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com


German POW's Laboring on Farms

German POW’s Laboring on Farms Sat, Aug 12, 1944 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com


Nazi War Prisoner Escapes from Camp South of Tallulah

Nazi War Prisoner Escapes from Camp South of Tallulah Wed, Sep 27, 1944 – Page 3 · The Times (Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com


German Prisoners Assist

German Prisoners Assist Sat, May 5, 1945 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com


GERMAN POWs working on levees Part 1GERMAN POWs working on levees Part 1 Sat, Dec 16, 1972 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
German POW's Levee Work - Part 2
Part 2

German POW’s Levee Work – Part 2 Sat, Dec 16, 1972 – 7 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com

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